Who we are
The Bible Society of Ghana (BSG) is a non-denominational Christian organization with voluntary membership. It is now registered under the Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992).
It is a member of the United Bible Societies (UBS) operating in over 200 countries. UBS is a world fellowship of National Bible Societies who have come together for consultation, mutual support and action in their common task of achieving the widest possible, effective and meaningful distribution of the Holy Scriptures and to help everyone interact with the Word of God.
To make God’s Word available and affordable, and encourage its use to transform lives.
The Bible for Everyone
Our Core Values
- Faithfulness: We are stewards of God’s resources (1Cor 4:2)
- Integrity: We are trustworthy in all our dealings. (Daniel 6:4)
- Partnership: We work with stakeholders to achieve our Mission/Vision. (1 Cor 3:6)
- Professionalism: We seek to excel in all we do – knowledge, Skills and attitude
- (Col. 3:23-24)
- Excellent Customer Service: We Meet/exceed the expectations of Customers. (John 13:15)
- Responsiveness: Work as a team and respond to the needs of stakeholders.
- (Gal. 5:25)
What do we do?
The Bible Society of Ghana exists to ensure that the vision of making Bibles affordable and available is achieved.
While focusing on our vision, it is also needful to develop effective and meaningful programmes using all forms of media through which we can attain our set objectives and facilitate Bible distribution and usage in churches and among individuals.
In pursuit of our mission, we do the following: Translations, Distribution, Programmes and Fundraising.
The goal of BSG is to reach every home with a Bible in a local language they can read and understand. Currently, the Bible has been translated into 9 major Ghanaian languages, namely, Asante Twi, Akuapem Twi, Ga, Mfantse, Ewe, Dagbani, Dangme, Nzema and Esahie. We are working on others, while revising some of the older versions.
We are currently working on Dagaare Old Testament, Gurune New Testament and Bono. Translation is challenging and money intensive. More can be achieved if the needed funds are available.
Publishing and Distribution
BSG ensures the widest distribution of scriptures to every part of the country. Currently, we have seven main distribution points where our offices are located; Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Ho, Hohoe, Tamale, Cape Coast, Sefwi Wiawso, Koforidua, Bolga and Sunyani. Additionally, there are over forty distributors spread across the country. BSG also distributes some of its Bibles for free during very special events, to 1st year students of the universities in Ghana in their Christian fellowships. Braille Bibles are also given out to the blind. Recently, the Bible Society presented over 5000 free copies of the English Standard Version Study Bibles to students in theological institutions across the country.
BSG is involved in Bible engagement and advocacy projects to enable individuals engage with the Word of God. They include: Next Generation for the youth, Trauma Healing, Literacy, Children’s projects, Sign Language, Braille and Visual impaired project, Peace Keeping Bible project, etc.
BSG raises funds to support her translation work as well as the subsidy on the Scriptures. The funds raised also help us to accomplish the several activities geared towards Bible work.
How can you help?
By praying for the Society at all times
By being a one-time donor to any of our projects
By volunteering your time/expertise during our programmes.
By becoming a life member of the Society – this will mean that you believe in the Bible course and are willing to donate any amount;
– Quarterly – Half yearly
– Monthly – Yearly
We look forward to receiving your donations to support Bible work. The gospel must travel as far as we can make it. It takes bold Christians like you to achieve this objective through your volunteering and giving of money to send the salvation message to those who otherwise have not yet heard the Word.